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Fantasy Review: With Blood Upon the Sand

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Overview Bradley P. Beaulieu wrote the excellent fantasy novel The Twelve Kings of Sharakhai which we previously reviewed. However, as noted in our review there were a few shaky series’ beginning issues with this fictional work. So how does With Blood Upon the Sand compare as a fantasy sequel?     Plotting With Blood Upon the Sand continues to develop […]

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Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott: A Review Of ‘Some Instructions On Writing And Life’

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Bird by Bird is Anne Lamott’s reflection upon her writing and teaching career and the various ways in which she teaches others to improve their writing. Lamott does not in particular focus on delivering highly technical ideas – she does not explain all the logistics of grammar, spelling or using a highly elevated vocabulary. However, her […]

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Why Is The Great Gatsby GREAT? A Review of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Classic Novel

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What is there to love about The Great Gatsby? F.Scott Fitzgerald’s writing here leaves only a little to be desired. The characters themselves seem shallow and empty, lacking in morality and you could take all this into consideration and instantly report: ‘well that’s a shallow book if ever I’ve heard of one.’ However it can also […]